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Glory Cottage Family Cottage in Kells, Kilkenny

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sleeps 5
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Glory Cottage Family Cottage description

Holiday home
Glory Cottage is a detached single storey property by the river close to the village of Kells, eight miles from Kilkenny city in County Kilkenny. The cottage has a double room and a family room with triple bunk and mezzanine reading area. The living area is open plan, with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove. Outside is off road parking for three cars, a front grassed area and a rear raised deck with furniture and views over the river. Glory Cottage makes a cosy base for enjoying the history of the area, from the 12th century priory in Kells to Jerpoint Abbey.

Kells is an historic village in County Kilkenny, eight miles from Kilkenny city. Kells has a 12th century priory, and is within easy reach of Jerpoint Abbey. An ideal touring base or justa spot to relax and recharge.

Known as the "Sunny South East", the counties of Wicklow, Wexford, Waterford, and Tipperary offer everything you could need for a dream holiday in Ireland. Miles of sandy beach and scenic drives taking in mountains and coast are on your doorstep.

Oil underfloor heating with solar panels and woodburning stove in sitting area. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games. Fuel, power and fuel for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Folding cot/bed and highchair available on request. Off road parking for 3 cars. Rear deck with river views, furniture and BBQ. Front grassed area. Fruit from orchard when in season. Daily fishing licence available to purchase in Kells village. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 12 mins walk. Note: An open canoe with equipment and a bicycle can be hired at an additional cost by arrangement with the owner. Note: The land around the river can occasionally be prone to flooding and care should be taken at those times. This does not affect the property itself or access to the property.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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Ms Parsons
July 2016
This property was located in a good out of the way place; it was quiet and private. It is also not very far from Kilkenny city, and anything you might need. Glory Cottage was very spacious and accommodating for five people. This property is a good place if you plan on doing a bunch of day trips. The surroundings of the property are pretty and a great place to relax.
Ms Keesler
October 2015
Glory Cottage was a great home base for our stay in the Kilkenny area. It is close to a lot of attractions. The cottage is very warm and comfortable with everything we needed for a wonderful stay.
Mrs White
June 2015
The cottage was comfortable and warm with a pleasant rural outlook. There were plenty of interesting sights within a short drive of the cottage.
Mrs O'meagher
June 2015
This Cottage was an excellent base from which to explore the countryside. The essentials were all in the Cottage and the bed was so comfortable. A great get away Cottage. Thanks for making our stay enjoyable.
Mrs Easton
December 2014
The cottage was ideal for our family. We had a new baby with us so having a washing machine and tumble dryer was excellent. It was very warm and cosy and very well equipped. We loved the location on the river and Kells itself was very pretty.
Mrs Williams
February 2015
We were pleasantly surprised with the cottage, it was fabulous and we would like to go again.
Mrs Wilde
March 2015
Good location for visiting family and a beautiful setting for relaxing. Would definitely stay again.
Mrs Sandra
August 2014
The house is welcoming and very nice. The garden is really great and there is everything you need for a great stay!
Mr Evans
September 2014
The property gave great access to Kilkenny and the surrounding areas and was a real home from home base for us with a wonderful garden.
Mr Gleeson
October 2014
Glory Cottage was extremely well equipped and comfortable. The wood heater was sufficient to warm the whole house and even in the morning, the lounge room was still warm. Cottage was in great location leading to days out in all directions.
June 2014
We were looking for a nice cottage where we could relax without the daily noises but from where we also would be able to start many different tours to nearby cities and special places. Glory Cottage matched these requirements perfectly! Additionally the host came by once to drop off new towels etc and he gladly gave us some advice and recommendations on where to go.
Mr Maher
January 2014
Very Cosy house. Beautiful Location. Will most definitely be returning.
Mrs Greco
December 2013
Being our 1st visit to Ireland we didn't know what to expect but completely loved it. The cottage was warm when we arrived with ample wood supplied for the wood burner along with ample linen, towels and essential items.
Mr Duggan
September 2013
Lovely cottage in a quiet rural setting yet close to shopping and other facilities. Recently renovated, well furnished, and fitted with all modern conveniences.
Mrs Wilson
July 2013
The people we met in the area were truly lovely and very welcoming and helpful, the owner of the cottage in particular.
Mrs Bethell
May 2013
We liked the peaceful setting of the cottage, beside the river in woodland. There was wildlife to watch from the windows and outdoor decking. The cottage was clean, warm and well equipped.
Mrs Fawcett
September 2012
we felt very welcome and we were provided with everything we might need. The property is in a lovely location and we would highly recommend.
Mrs Ambrosini
July 2012
We absolutely loved the place! Am sure it will become very popular. Beautiful natural surrounding, ideal for fisher folk and the stressed out. A nature world for children and adults, cottage very warm and comfortable.
Mr McLaughlin
September 2012
The central location of Glory Cottage for easy access to surrounding towns and counties. The surrounding countryside and river. The very friendly locals.
October 2014
Glory Cottage is perfect for a holiday in the Co. Kilkenny region. Its central location in Kells enabled us to travel north, south, east and west through south-east Ireland. The cottage is so well equipped. We have stayed in a lot of self-catering accommodation in Europe and the US and Glory Cottage has the most comfortable bed and well-equipped kitchen, plenty of hot water and a great shower head. The wood heater certainly warmed the whole house and the lounge was still warm in the morning. The cottage is next to the river and has a large deck on the back which would be delightful on a summer day. We were able to watch a beautiful full moon rise over the surrounding fields. We did have a little trouble with the wi-fi but otherwise were thoroughly happy.
Sean M
December 2013
Stayed here over the Christmas period with friends. The house is fantastic and very cosy. Owner is very helpful and friendly. House even had stuff you would not expect like board games, dvds, fishing rods, tennis rackets etc. We will most definitely be returning.
Mrs Hunter
November 2015
The owner was very helpful. The Cottage was cosy and a lovely place to return to each day. It was kitted out with quality appliances, and had a great double mattress. Its situation by the river was great. Would definitely recommend to friends/family and hope to stay there again during the fishing season.
Mr Gibson
April 2016
The cottage and town was great.
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